Legacy Tree II

Longarm quilted by Isabel Hall Kennedy - Compton Quilting Services

  • Thomas J Barnardo (1845 – 1905) (Irish)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Philanthropist, founder and director of homes for poor and destitute children.

  • Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832) (GB)
    Sewn by Virginia Ashberry

    Philosopher, jurist and social reformer, he advocated amongst others: the abolition of slavery; equal rights for women; freedom of expression and was strongly in favour of individual legal rights.

  • Steve Bantu Biko (1946 – 1977) (SA)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Anti-apartheid activist, he was the most prominent leader of the Black consciousness Movement which later empowered and mobilized much of the urban black population.

  • Cesar Chavez (1927 – 1993) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    Farm worker and civil rights activist. His approach of aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm worker’s struggle a moral cause. Original image by Work permit [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Adolfo Perez Esquivel (1931) (Argentina)
    Sewn by Liz Sutherland

    A co-founder of SERPAJ, an organization that became an instrument for the defense of human rights by promoting an international campaign to denounce the atrocities committed by the military regime. Original image by Antonisse, Marcel / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    One of the Founding Fathers of the US he was active in community affairs, colonial and state politics in addition to national and international affairs.

  • Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869 – 1948) (I)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Leader of Indian National Congress in 1921, he led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women’s’ rights, ending untouchability, building religious and ethnic amity and self-rule.

  • Theodor Geisel (1904 – 1991) (A)
    Sewn by Kate Owens

    An American writer and cartoonist (Dr. Seuss). He published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and meter.

  • Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Lost sight and hearing at 18 months but tackled many social and political issues including women’s suffrage, pacifism and birth control and people with physical disabilities.

  • Martin Luther King, Jnr (1929 – 1968) (A)
    Sewn by Paula Doyle

    Humanitarian Leader of a non-violent movement for justice, equality and peace. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality.

  • Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) (A)
    Sewn by Madelyn Bell & Paula Doyle

    Preserved the United States Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government and modernised the economy.

  • Abbe Pierre (1912 – 2007) (Fr)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    RC Priest and member of Resistance in WW2 he founded the Emmaus movement with the goal of helping homeless people and refugees. Original Image By Studio Harcourt (Studio Harcourt Paris (http://studio-harcourt.eu/)) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Cicely Saunders (1918 – 2005) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Known for her start of the hospice movement, emphasizing the importance of palliative care in modern medicine. Original image by David Clark [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Katherine ‘Kate’ Sheppard (1847 – 1934) (NZ)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    New Zealand’s most famous suffragist in the first country to have universal suffrage (1893). Her work had considerable influence on women’s suffrage movements in other countries. Original image from Christchurch City Libraries [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Marie Stopes (1880 – 1958) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Campaigner for women’s rights and pioneer in the field of birth control.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 – 1896) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A committed abolitionist, her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery and energised anti-slavery forces in USA and UK.

  • Terry Waite (1939) (GB)
    Sewn by Angela Daymond

    Whilst trying to secure the release of hostages in Lebanon, he was kidnapped and held prisoner. Co-founder of Y Care Intnl. and Hostage UK plus being President of Emmaus UK (for homeless people).

  • Raoul Wallenberg (1912 – 1945?) (Swedish)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Whilst serving as Sweden’s envoy in Hungary in 1944, he issued protective passports and shelters to protect Jews, saving many thousands of lives.

  • William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) (GB)
    Sewn by Ellie Jeffrey

    An English politician and philanthropist, he was a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. Original image by Karl Anton Hickel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Malala Yousafzai (1997 - ) (Pakistan)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Known for her human rights advocacy for education and for women especially in the Swat Region of Pakistan. Co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize 2014. Original image by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/14714344864/) [OGL or CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Words on Tree

  • Je suis Charlie
  • The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance
  • No one is above the Law of the Land
  • Love Always
  • The only real prison is fear
  • We Stand for Freedom
  • Presumed innocent until proven guilty
  • By the People for the People

Baron's Shields at Base of Tree (left to right)

William de Lanveller, Robert de Ros, William d'Aubigney, Roger de Montbegan, William Mallet, William de Forz